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Southlake Carroll over Coppell

Southlake Carroll over Coppell


Dear Allen win streak

Beware Abilene and Southlake Carroll.

Allen picked up its 49th consecutive win to tie as the state’s second-longest overall winning streak and tied for the No. 1 streak competing in the largest classification.

Southlake Carroll (2004-07) and Abilene (1954-57) are tied at 49.

How did Southlake’s streak of 49 end? Lost at Texas Stadium in the 2007 regional semifinals in a heart-breaking 22-21 loss to Abilene after Riley Dodge suffered a shoulder injury. Note: It’ll hurt when it’s over.

Celina has the state record win streak at 68 (1998-2002) and Allen will have to win a fourth-consecutive state title with an undefeated record then go through the 2016 regular-season undefeated to get to 69 straight.

Best program

Jesuit vs. Skyline

Jesuit vs. Skyline

Even in the PhotoShop Era, or maybe especially in that era, the drawings for Jesuit’s home-game programs by artist and alum Bill DeOre are always keepers. Here’s Jesuit’s program for game which ended in Jesuit’s 24-21 victory to end Skyline’s 49-game district winning streak dating back to 2008.

Coppell coach talks decision to go for 2

Southlake Carroll defeated Coppell, 38-37, in double-overtime as Carroll’s recent Oklahoma commit Robert Barnes chased down a 2-point conversion try for the final stop. Coppell could have gone to a third overtime by kicking an extra point.

Here’s what Coppell coach Mike Dewitt told the Coppell Gazette’s Justin Thomas:

“At the end, we felt like we were out of gas on defense. I mean my goodness, they have Division I players all over the place. I felt like we were out of gas and thought let it hang on one play. I didn’t know if we could get a stop and I didn’t want to trade touchdowns for touchdowns. We were at home and wanted to try to end it. We thought we had a good play and went with it.”

Blast from the Past

In 2008 under former Coppell coach Bob Shipley, the program got one of its biggest wins with a wild, 57-53 double-overtime win to end the Dragons’s 38-game district winning streak. Game featured Cam McDaniel and Jaxon Shipley for Coppell and Kenny Hill in his first year as SLC QB.

Stopping the 2-point conversion Part II

South Grand Prairie safety Jakari McDowell got a quarterback sack to stop Duncanville’s 2-point conversion try which would have tied the score in regulation. SGP, also getting a 4th-and-2 stop by Jeffrey Okudah with three minutes left, hung on for a 28-26 victory.

Anthony Criss update

Arlington ISD AD Kevin Ozee updates Sam Houston coach Anthony Criss, left Friday’s game to be checked at ER.

Coming Up Week 7

Bishop Dunne at Prestonwood Christian: TAPPS Division I showdown in a rematch of last year’s TAPPS state final. Dunne hasn’t scored less than 35 points and PCA hasn’t scored less than 42.

Timberview vs. Lake Ridge: Mansfield ISD showdown in District 14-5A. Timberview has two tough losses (Ennis and Lancaster) but could regain a lot of momentum with a over undefeated Lake Ridge, which has state title potential in its fourth season with a balanced offense and salty defense.

Mesquite Horn at Highland Park: Horn is the defending district champ and HP’s home winning streak has ended, but the winner here could get seeding and momentum for a solid playoff run.

McKinney North at Lovejoy:  Make sure all the lightbulbs work on the scoreboard.

Players to Watch:

Allen has moved sophomore Colton Manning to safety from running back. Add another DI prospect to the list … Arlington is quietly sitting atop District 4-6A with Martin. Colts sophomore running back De’Montae Davis is a star on the rise.

One crazy prediction:

With a tip of the cap to the Austin American-Statesman columnist Kirk Bohls, our crazy prediction this week: Somehow Frisco Heritage will rebound from an 0-3 start in District 9-5A to make another good playoff run. Heritage has some of the same talented players in running back Kene Nwangwu and receiver Bubba Ogebebor which went to the regional semifinals.

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